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Pickens, Easley plan Doodle Rail Trail unveiling

The master plan for turning the abandoned Doodle Rail Line into a trail between Pickens and Easley will be unveiled at a meeting on May 1 in Easley. By Ben Robinson, Courier More »

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SPECIAL EDITION CENTRAL RAILROAD FESTIVAL IN THIS WEEK

All Aboard For Fun! Welcome to the Town of Central and to our sixth annual Railroad Festival. This insert is your guide to everything you need for an unforgettable day of fun More »

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Anderson receives Silver Crescent

After 32 years of service to the Pickens County Registration and Elections Commission, Noel C. Anderson was recently honored with the Order of the Silver Crescent. COUNTY — All who know him call him “Andy.” More »

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Food, fun and flowers

Despite dreary weather, crowds packed the streets of Pickens over the weekend for the 30th annual Pickens Azalea Festival, which featured various forms of entertainment, food, arts and crafts and the first-ever More »

Pickens County Meals on Wheels recently received a $1,000 grant from the Darden Foundation. Pictured, from left, are PCMOW executive director Meta Bowers, Timothy Moriarty of LongHorn Steakhouse in Easley and PCMOW volunteers Doyle and Norma Kelley.

PCMOW and Darden Restaurants partner to advance hunger relief

EASLEY — Pickens County Meals on Wheels recently announced it has been selected to receive a $1,000 grant as part of the Restaurant Community Grants program from the Darden Restaurants Foundation, Inc., More »

6-year-old shoots, kills woman in car

EASLEY — Police said a 6-year-old child accidentally shot and killed a woman last week in Easley.

According to Easley Police Department Maj. Tim Tollison, Alexandra Anita Santos, 22, was shot a little before 1 p.m. on Thursday.

Tollison said Santos was sitting in the front passenger seat of a car on Hastings Circle when a 6-year-old boy found a loaded gun on the floor of the backseat area of the car and accidentally fired a shot.

The shot went through the backseat, striking Santos, Tollison said.

According to Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley, Santos, of Easley, was pronounced dead at Baptist Easley Hospital from a single gunshot wound to the chest a short time later.

Police said the boy was the son of the driver, who was a friend of Santos.

Tollison said Easley Police were continuing their investigation into how the gun ended up in the floor of the vehicle.

Pickens, Easley plan Doodle Rail Trail unveiling

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The master plan for turning the abandoned Doodle Rail Line into a trail between Pickens and Easley will be unveiled at a meeting on May 1 in Easley.

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By Ben Robinson, Courier Staff

EASLEY — The plan for the proposed Doodle Trail between Pickens and Easley will be unveiled at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 1, on the campus of Tri-County Technical College on Powdersville Road in Easley.

Alta Planning will present the master plan, including renderings, phasing and budgets.

There will also be trailhead rendering available for both the City of Easley and

SPECIAL EDITION CENTRAL RAILROAD FESTIVAL IN THIS WEEK

2014 Railroad Festival.indd

All Aboard For Fun!

Welcome to the Town of Central and to our sixth annual Railroad Festival. This insert is your guide to everything you need for an unforgettable day of fun for your whole family. As you read it, you will find maps, schedules and information about the day’s exciting activities, as well as the details of our sponsors who have once again helped us provide all the day’s activities free of change.

The festival takes place in historic downtown Central, where Main Street is blocked off and transformed into a pedestrian friendly mall, complete with arts, crafts and food vendors, live entertainment and more. Central’s unique

Clemson police arrest suspect in high-speed chase

CLEMSON — Clemson Police have arrested a man suspected of leading officers on a high-speed chase that ended in a wreck last month.

According to a release from chief Jimmy Dixon, Frederick Roy Hamilton, 46, is charged with failure to stop for blue lights. In addition, Dixon said, the South Carolina Highway Patrol charged Hamilton with driving under the influence and other related traffic infractions.

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Clemson police were involved in a pursuit shortly after midnight on March 13,


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